Choices in neuroscience careers

Tamas Bartfai, Tom Insel, Gordon Fishell, Nancy Rothwell

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Abstract

How do I choose a mentor? How do I decide what field of neuroscience to work in? Should I consider doing research in industry? Most students and postdoctoral researchers aiming for a successful career in neuroscience ask themselves these questions. In this article, Nature Reviews Neuroscience asks four successful neuroscientists for their thoughts on the factors one should consider when making these decisions. We hope that this Viewpoint will serve as a useful resource for junior neuroscientists who have to make important and sometimes difficult decisions that might have long-lasting consequences for their careers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-405
Number of pages5
JournalNature Reviews Neuroscience
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

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Choices in neuroscience careers. / Bartfai, Tamas; Insel, Tom; Fishell, Gordon; Rothwell, Nancy.

In: Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Vol. 9, No. 5, 01.05.2008, p. 401-405.

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Bartfai, T, Insel, T, Fishell, G & Rothwell, N 2008, 'Choices in neuroscience careers', Nature Reviews Neuroscience, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 401-405. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrn2386
Bartfai, Tamas ; Insel, Tom ; Fishell, Gordon ; Rothwell, Nancy. / Choices in neuroscience careers. In: Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 2008 ; Vol. 9, No. 5. pp. 401-405.
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